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  • what's going on
    Miscellaneous DeKalb County Free Fall Fair – Concerts, midway, parades, open livestock, food; downtown and fairgrounds, Auburn;
  • Seniors
    COMMUNITY CENTER: Activities for ages 50 and older; 8.a.m. to 4:30.p.m. Monday through Friday at 233 W. Main St.; $1 drop-in fee; call for program information, 427-6460.•Monday Lunches, “Autumn Leaves,” 11:30 a.m. Sept.
  • Community Update
    ClassesESTATE PLANNING WORKSHOP: Sponsored by CLA Estate Services; 9:30 a.m. Wednesday; LaQuinta Inn and Conference Center, 306 Touring Drive, Auburn; free; reservations required, 1-866-252-8721.
a la carte
“An Evening with C.S. Lewis” – Featuring David Payne; 6 p.m.; The Summit, 1025 W. Rudisill Blvd.; $20 advance, $25 at the door; 1-800-965-9324 or
Formula for Life 5K Walk/Run – Noon to 3 p.m., music and silent auction start at 12:30 p.m. and race starts at 1 p.m.; benefits efforts to feed Haitian orphans; $15 or $12 for family of three or more; Hutzell Athletic Center, University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St.
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The Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory’s annual live African butterfly exhibit begins Saturday and ends July 7.

Out & About

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Heather Moser and Brady Schrock in IPFW’s “Orlando,” which happens all weekend.

Note: Any reference to "today" means Friday, April 12.



Dustin Diamond and Kevin Kramis – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.


Jimmy Della Valle and John Osborne – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.



Keigwin + Company – 8 p.m.; sponsored by Fort Wayne Dance Collective; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; $23 advance, $21 students and $27 at the door, $25 students; 422-4226 or



American Style Ballroom – Open Dance Party, 8:30 p.m.; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $5; 480-7070.


Fort Wayne Dancesport – 8 to 11 p.m.; general dancing; $5 youth members, $8 nonyouth members, $8 adult members and $10 non-adult members; IPFW, Walb Memorial Ballroom, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.;

Warsaw Ballroom Dance Association – 7:30 p.m.; North Webster Community Center, 301 N. Main St., North Webster; $12.50; 574-658-9166.



Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Exhibit includes rare 1930 Auburn 8-125 Sport Sedan, rare 1931 Stutz limousine chassis and rare Dual-Cowl Cord L-29 Phaeton; hours and admission, 260-925-1444.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – Saturday, “Butterflies with an African Beat,” live butterfly exhibit, ends July 7; Saturday, “Local Shutterbug Photography Show,” 1 to 5 p.m. and “Pursuit of Happiness Day,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 to 17, free ages 2 and younger; hours, 427-6440 or

National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive & Carriage Museum “Dukes of Hazzard” No. 1 General Lee car, original KITT car, No. 3 Dale Earnhardt NASCAR and 1989 Batmobile; 5634 County Road 11-A, Auburn; admission for both museums, $10 adults, $6 ages 11 to 17, free ages 6 and younger; 260-927-9144.

National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States – “Cars and Trucks Like You Used to Own” includes International Harvester truck gallery, restored 1948 Valentine Diner, historic gas pumps, toy and die-cast model and Checker Cab display; adjacent to Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, Auburn; admission price and hours, 260-925-9100 or

Northeastern Indiana Racing Museum – Vintage photos, race cars and artifacts from local race tracks and racers; inside the National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive Museum, Auburn; open daily; admission, 260-316-0966 or

Science Central – “Genomics eXplorer” exhibit, ends Sunday; Saturday, “Lunch with an IPFW Scientist,” Peter Dragnev, professor of mathematics, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., $10 members and $16 for non-members; Wednesday, “Half-Pint Science,” 1 to 2:30 p.m., $8 members and $12 non-members; 1950 N. Clinton St.; regular admission, $8 adults and ages 3 to 12, $7 seniors; hours, 424-2400 or


The History Center – Law enforcement exhibit, permanent exhibition gallery, looks at inventions and products created and produced in Allen County; 302 E. Berry St.; $5 adults, $3 seniors and students, free ages 2 and younger; hours, 426-2882 or WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY

Hoosier Air Museum – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; home of the Hoosier Warbirds; aircraft on display, engines, models and artifacts; 2822 County Road 62, Auburn; $5 adults, $4 ages 18 to 12, free to ages 11 and younger; 260-927-0443 or


Whitley County Historical Museum – 2 p.m.; book signing by local author Susie Sexton, “Secrets of an Old Typewriter: Stories from a Smart and Sassy Small Town Girl”; 108 W. Jefferson St., Columbia City; 260-244-6372.



“Creatures of the Night” – 8:30 p.m.; Limberlost, Loblolly Marsh, 8323 N. County Road 250 W., Geneva; $3 for ages 4 and older; 260-368-7428.


Bike Tour Ride – Noon; New Haven High School, New Haven; 17 to 43 miles;


Bike Tour Ride – Noon; Wayne High School, 9100 Winchester Road; 13 to 48 miles;

Walk with Children – Sponsored by Fort Wayne Chapter of the Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children; 2 p.m.; meet at Headwaters Park east pavilion, 333 S. Clinton St., and walk to Lawton Park where book will be read; free;


Little River Ramblers Nature Hike – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road; free; 478-2515 or


“Short Hikes for Short Legs: Preschool Adventure with Birds” – 9 to 10 a.m.; sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road; free; 478-2515 or



Vera Bradley Outlet Sale – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; free; ends Sunday.


“Shenandoah” – Documentary film screening and discussion by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and filmmaker David Turnley; 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.; Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.; $15; 426-3456 or

Matinee Afrikan Rhythms – With TRJE/Re-Mix; 2 to 3:30 p.m.; Ivy Tech Community College auditorium, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd; $5 children and students and $10 adults; 267-0596 or


“A Souldier’s Resolution: An Early Modern Muster of Arms” – 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; Old Fort, 1201 Spy Run Ave.; free but donations accepted.

Stateline Gun Show – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday; Williams County Fairgrounds, Montpelier, Ohio; $3 admission; 419-737-2801 or


Visiting Writers Series – Poetry of Haki R. Madhubuti; noon; Walb Student Union, Rooms G21 and G21A, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free; 481-6756.



TinCaps baseball – vs. Lake County Captains; 7:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $10, $9, $8, $5; 482-6400 or


TinCaps baseball – vs. Lake County Captains; 5:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $10, $9, $8, $5; 482-6400 or


TinCaps baseball – vs. Lake County Captains; 3:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $10, $9, $8, $5; 482-6400 or



“To Kill a Mockingbird” – 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; University of Saint Francis, Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St.; $15 adults, $12 seniors and ages 10 and younger; ends Sunday

“Orlando” – 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday; IPFW Department of Theatre; IPFW, Williams Theatre, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $14 adults, $12 seniors, faculty and alumni, $10 non-IPFW college students with ID, $5 students 18 and under; 481-6555 or; ends April 21.


“Night for the Mad Ones” – 7 to 8:30 p.m.; opening night reception for film “On the Road,” which shows at 8:30 p.m.; Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.; $10, tickets available at the door.

“100 Degrees Below Zero” – 10:45 p.m.; Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.; for cost, 426-3456 or


Silent films – 2 p.m.; Harold Lloyd’s “Safety Last” and film short “Impossible Voyage,” accompanied by Steven Ball on the Grande Page Organ; question and answer session led by IPFW professor Steven Carr follows the feature film; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $8 adults, $5 students; 1-800-745-3000.


“The Dream Share Project” – 6:30 p.m.; film screening and workshop as part of INSPIRE Academy series; Ivy Tech-Northeast Coliseum Campus, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd.;


“The Great and Powerful Oz” – Van Wert High School Theater Department; 7 p.m.; Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118, Van Wert, Ohio; 419-238-6722 or go to; ends April 20.